Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Stupid never seems to sleep. Ya gotta keep an eye on it or else things like the Blackhawk bike ban and this MO thing happen.

    Wish it was otherwise, but c'est la vie

    I just got back from 1:20 on the FTB on the '4 dirt roads loop.' Maintaining zone 2 is tough going downhill! Uphill? No worries.

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  2. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    (I'll find a link)
    Compilation of Saturday's races. AKA 'the march of the mud zombies'

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  3. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    It didn't when I copied the embed code. :dunno

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  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    From the 'its so stupid, it must be the UCI' files

    Lawyer tabs

    :rolleyes

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  6. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    wish I could take credit for it, but its a buddy of one of the guys on Velocipede Salon

    ...and yeah, I enjoyed it. S'why I posted it here

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  8. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Great. Nothing like paying attention to what is truly important to the sport.

    So much for cleaning up the doping mess.

  9. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Y'all thought cross was hard now?
    [​IMG]

    :eek1

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  10. championsound

    championsound It's nacho cheese Coral. Nacho. Cheese.

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    Jumping the gun by a month or so but does anyone know what channel/s the Spring classics are going to be aired here in the US? Flanders, Gent, Paris/Roubaix, L-B-L, etc... I'll be cheering for my favorite cokehead!!
  11. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    If they're not on Versus, they will be on EuroSport which is available for streaming via www.cyclingfans.com (and a few other sites)

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  12. championsound

    championsound It's nacho cheese Coral. Nacho. Cheese.

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    Thanks Gummee!
  13. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Hurry up Sunday March 10th!!! :baldy

    1) That is my oldest daughter's birthday, and I like giving her gifts. She is still young enough to be excited about stuff.

    2) Daylight savings time!!! Much easier to ride after work when I can see where I am going (MagicShine's got 'nothin on the Sun)!
  14. Aurelius

    Aurelius Long timer

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    When do you figure that picture was taken?
  15. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer

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    I was at the LBS the other day and a leftover C-dale Synapse Carbon Rival caught my eye. Anyone have any experience/opinions on this bike? I read some online reviews, and a few mentioned that standing up and hammering can get the chainstays flexing and bouncing, but only a few reviews mentioned this. Most of the reviews talked about it being lightweight and comfortable, both qualities I'm looking for...

    Also, the bike is equpped with Mavic's Aksium Wheel-Tire-System. Anyone know anything about this? If I don't lke the tires can I just swap them out without issue?
    :ear
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    If I had to guess, it'd be 30s. No derailleurs on the bikes that I see.

    Re: that c-dale. The Synapse is C-dale's answer to the Roubaix. Probably not the stiffest thing on the road, but it'll be an 'all-day ride' kind of bike. AFA the wheels, there's nothing proprietary about em. :nah Wear out the tires that come with the bike and get something else if you don't like em.

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  17. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    zouch part-time wanderer

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    1923 French Championships, apparently.

  19. Flaco

    Flaco Zombie Holocaust

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  20. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    My buddy has the exact bike and loves it. The black/light blue combo looks killer.

    I wouldn't sweat what the magazines say. Apparently, all the staff can flex anything. If it's compliant, it's unbalanced and doesn't precisely handle. If it's stiff, then, it's harsh. Screw 'em. Jump on that thing and take it for a good long ride. Only you know what you feel and like.

    As Gummee! mentioned, there's nothing proprietary about that wheel/tire setup. Wear 'em out.